Everything You Need to Know about Twitter and Tweeting

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by in Web

UPDATED October 2013

By: Hillel Fuld

This post is going to be a little different. Over the past three years, ever since I joined Twitter (Follow me here), I, along with many people I know, have had a lot of questions about the micro blogging service. I have tried to cover the topic from all possible angles, and when I am asked about Twitter, I generally send the person an email with a whole long list of links to posts I have written.

I decided it was time to put all that Twitter material into one place, so if someone has a question or simply does not get it, I will be able to refer them to this post.

The questions I have been asked and asked myself have been anything from “What is the point of Twitter?”, “I signed up, now what?”, “Who do I follow?”, “How do I get people to follow me?”, to “Why do I want to know what you are eating or when you go to the bathroom?” and “Why do I need Twitter if I have Facebook?”

I tried to make the titles of the posts clear and obvious enough so you know what to expect. Most of them are organized into lists, so they are easier to digest. I hope you find the information useful and of course, feel free to pass it on to anyone who does not yet get the Twitter concept.

The following is a list of Twitter articles (plus two bonus posts at the end) that should answer any question you have about the micro blogging service that has gone viral over the past few years:

The Basics


Advanced Tips/Updates

Major No-No’s


Other Awesomeness

Bonus Posts

I would love to hear your thoughts on some or all of the above articles. Please drop a comment below or reach out to me on Twitter with your feedback. As always, thanks for reading.

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43 Responses to “Everything You Need to Know about Twitter and Tweeting”

  1. Nicki Weinberg

    26. Aug, 2010

    You help so many people to understand the nuances and concepts behind technology. And your tips are practical too. It helps that your website is really clear and easy to follow. Lots of good info. Thanks!

  2. Diana Adams

    26. Aug, 2010

    Wow, this is a great resource! I’ve put together these types of posts before, I know how time consuming it is. Thank you for all your hard work!! ;)

  3. hilzfuld

    26. Aug, 2010

    Do you know how happy it makes me every time you comment here, Diana? You rock! Thanks.

  4. don don

    26. Aug, 2010

    How to gain followers?

  5. Wrenaria

    26. Aug, 2010

    Useful resource. Thanks for compiling/sharing it. :)

  6. Gina SuuperG Stark

    26. Aug, 2010

    I love this! All in one convenient location – kind of like a suuper mall ;) I think no matter how long you’ve been using Twitter, or how many tweets you’ve posted, it still helps to rethink and clear your head as to why you’re here and why others may be here…so you can really reach out and help *them* with their purpose. And how to do that effectively and efficiently. Thanks, Hillel. Another great post (I’m favoriting it) Cheers! G

    • hilzfuld

      26. Aug, 2010

      Thanks Gina, means a lot to me… :)

  7. K8tyS1980

    27. Aug, 2010

    This is gr8 info for a Twitter newbie like me, I need all the help I can get, haha. Thanks :)

  8. Rashi

    30. Aug, 2010

    great – couldn’t have come at a better time to share with a client gearing up for a new SM campaign… perfect – thanks :-)

  9. hilzfuld

    31. Aug, 2010

    Thanks Rashi, happy to be of service, hope this guide won’t replace ME as your SM guy. Haha :)

  10. Marcome

    31. Aug, 2010

    Wow! what an extensive list! Great job you did there!

  11. Steve

    09. Sep, 2010

    Great resource for a total newbie like me. I am confused though. Downloaded official twitter app for iPhone but you are suggesting other apps please explain here or email me if possible, thx.

  12. Farida Ahmed

    14. Sep, 2010

    This is really exceptional! Am still navigating through the twitterverse and its so easy to lose direction. I intend to keep revisiting your post! Plus now its going to be so easy to explain the Twitter craze to people who keep asking me what the flutter is all about :)

  13. Keren

    16. Sep, 2010

    Great tips, really, as a newbie I learned so much. I even tweeted about it. :-)

    One friendly question, though:
    How would you solve the conflict of running too many private conversations with all your ‘new’ tweeter friends and not losing interest from other followers?
    (Hint: as a follower it is quite annoying.)

    I only mean well, if you find a solution for that it might worth a post :-)
    All the best and Shana Tova.

  14. Martha

    31. Oct, 2010

    So so helpful to a tech dinasaur like me!

    How do people who tweet for a living charge for their services?

  15. Mysticminds26

    10. Nov, 2010

    One of the best consolidation on twitter n tweeting. Thanx for consolidation so much, it’s a big effort n time consuming. I’ll retweet it to my ppl.

  16. Eleonora

    06. Dec, 2010

    Again, a new great post, concise and precise ! Thanks again !


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